Handgun I

About This Course

ACADEMI’s Handgun I course will develop a solid foundation of shooting skills for any level of shooter. Even experienced shooters will find this course the ideal course, as a first step into professional handgun training as it will establish those skills required for more advanced training. The ACADEMI instructors will provide each student with instruction to employ the handgun safely and effectively. On-range exercises will challenge the students with a variety of shooting situations to reinforce the leaned skills by applying them in different ways.

$ 480.00 / 2 days San Diego, CA
Includes a certificate of completion.
Rental equipment available.
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$ 400.00 / 2 days Salem, CT
Includes a certificate of completion.
Rental equipment available.
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Course Details
  • Topics
    • Characteristics and Maintenance of the Handgun
    • Fundamentals of Shooting the Handgun
    • Gear Selection and Placement
    • Load, Ready, Press Check, Unload
    • Marksmanship and Grouping Practice
    • High Ready Presentations
    • Emergency Reloads
    • Entry Ready Positions
    • Drawing from the Holster
    • Recoil Management and Sight Tracking
    • Multiple Targets
    • Tactical Sequence and Priority
    • Responding to Malfunctions
  • Gear
    • Handgun
    • Holster
    • No cross-draw or appendix-carry holsters
    • Minimum three high-capacity (15+ round) magazines or six low-capacity (7-8 rd) magazines
    • Magazine holders
    • Belt
    • Clear wraparound ballistic eye protection
    • Ear protection
    • Firearm cleaning kit
    • Rain gear
    • Clothing appropriate for climate and conditions
    • Water bottle or other hydration system
    • Knee and elbow pads strongly recommended
  • Ammunition requirements
    • 800 rounds handgun ammunition; 9mm (9x19) is the minimum service caliber for this course
  • Skill prerequisites
  • None

  • Lodging
  • Currently there is no on campus lodging at this location. There are many off campus options.

    Gear Rentals

    Most items on the gear list may be rented via the application at additional cost or purchased at the Proshop.